Labor Day, the symbolic end of Summer. For me it’s good riddance. This has been one Summer I will be happy to forget! Between Abby’s toe, the construction field continuing to struggle, and way too much more to burden my readers with. All in all, it is best to be forgotten.
As a result I have seen my green efforts slack. In an attempt to annihilate the staph infection that plagued my baby girl, I brought many harsh chemical back into the house. My recycling efforts diminished, maybe not 100%, but it’s not where it was. Composting, eating organic… forget about it! Eco-Office Gals has suffered, posts have been less frequent, Flaunt It Monday… sporadic at best.
This past couple of weeks all of the lack of discipline and misfortune of Summer finally took it’s toll on me. I couldn’t get off the couch for days. Call it a mix of stress, depression, allergies, poor eating habits, too much soda & sweet tea, not enough water, and every other thing I can inflict on myself. I was just plain miserable!
Now let me say, I’m not a push over by any means. I have taken every obstacle thrown at me this Summer and I came out standing, I never gave up. However, I didn’t take care of me and my surroundings. So, moving out of Summer changes are a must. Here are my goals for Fall:
- Eat healthier, more organic and fresh
- Less soda & tea, more water
- Phase chemical cleaners back out of the house
- Pick up my recycling and composting efforts
- Manage my time better, reduce waste of my own energy
- Renew life into Eco-Office Gals Posts
- Stop letting those reusable bags collect dust in the laundry room!
So, why confess to my readers, clients, family, friends & the spammer just trying to sneak his link into my posts? Accountability, how can I sit here encourage you to green up your act when I am not practicing what I preach? I can’t. Period. I started Eco-Office Gals with the desire to have my readers take my green steps with me. I’m not an expert and I’m far from perfect. However, I can look around and see what I can change and do something about it. So, that’s where I am today… you with me?